Iqama Violations

12,082 Expat Violators Currently in Deportation Centers

The joint field security campaign, which started across the kingdom two weeks ago, has arrested 82,852 violators of residence and labor regulations, the Saudi Press Agency said.

The campaign resulted in the seizure of 46,824 violators of iqama (residence) regulations, 15,569 for border security regulations and 20,459 for labor regulations.

12,082 foreigners are currently subject to procedures in expatriate detention centers, including 10,954 men and 1,128 women.

In the meantime, 12,192 expatriate violators were deported, 8,130 received immediate penalties, 10,090 violators were referred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents, and 10,016 referred to complete their travel procedures.